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The Gulf Conflict, 1990-1991 : Diplomacy and War in the New World Order - Lawrence Freedman

The Gulf Conflict, 1990-1991

Diplomacy and War in the New World Order

Paperback Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780691037721
Number Of Pages: 552

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"The Gulf Conflict" provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account to date of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait, its expulsion by a coalition of Western and Arab forces seven months later, and the aftermath of the war. Blending compelling narrative history with objective analysis, Lawrence Freedman and Efraim Karsh inquire into the fundamental issues underlying the dispute and probe the strategic calculations of all the participants.

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"The marshaling of so disparate a coalition, the assembling of so large an army half a world away, and the winning of a stunning if inconclusive victory are parts of a tale that until [now] has not been told in all its complexity. What [the authors] have succeeded in doing is to bring to the story a wide-angle lens and a historian's detachment.- It is unlikely that there will be a better balanced or more comprehensive chronicle of that seminal event."--H.D.S. Greenway, The New York Times Book Review "Freedman and Karsh have done a heroic job of mining the immense amount of contemporary journalism on the Gulf War and assessing it with regard to the long-term historical issues and structures."--Michael R. Beschloss, Newsday

List of Illustrationsp. ix
List of Tablesp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Dramatis Personaep. xii
Mapsp. xix
Introduction: The New World Orderp. xxix
Origins of the Crisisp. 1
New World, New Middle East?p. 3
Saddam's Crisisp. 19
Iraq Confronts Kuwaitp. 42
Lines in the Sandp. 65
Response to Invasionp. 67
Desert Shieldp. 85
Middle East Alignmentsp. 95
Sharing the Burdenp. 110
Sanctions, Hostages and Diplomacyp. 129
Saddam's Unwilling Guestsp. 131
From Embargo to Blockadep. 143
Poor Communicationsp. 154
Enter Linkagep. 166
The Oil Weaponp. 180
The Food Weaponp. 189
All Necessary Meansp. 199
The Offensive Optionp. 201
The Great Debatep. 211
Two Miles Forward, One Mile Back
Making a Datep. 238
Showdown in Genevap. 253
Deadline Diplomacyp. 261
Saddam Prepares for Warp. 275
America Prepares for Warp. 283
Warp. 297
War by Appointmentp. 299
The Strategic Air Campaignp. 312
Saddam's 'Israeli Card' Failsp. 331
The Coalition Holdsp. 342
Preparing the Battlefieldp. 362
Land War or Cease-Fire?p. 374
Land Warp. 386
The Closing Whistlep. 400
Saddam Survivesp. 410
Conclusionsp. 428
Notesp. 443
Bibliographyp. 486
Indexp. 496
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ISBN: 9780691037721
ISBN-10: 0691037728
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 1st January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.55  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.76